‘Don’t use the canal as a dumping ground’

Rubbish galore in the Grand Union Canal

Rubbish galore in the Grand Union Canal

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The draining of canal locks at Apsley for restoration works laid bare the extent of rubbish that is dumped into the waterway.

The Canal and River Trust spends thousands of pounds each year clearing dumped waste, which can harm the wildlife and be a hazard to boaters.

People were invited into Hemel Hempstead’s Grand Union Canal locks 65 and 66 on Sunday after the water had been drained to allow maintenance of the lock gates.

 

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